Poetry Friday: Knowing the Earth | Nancy Wood

DenaFebruary 10, 2012

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Knowing the Earth | Nancy Wood

To know the Earth on a first-name basis
You must know the meaning of river stones first.
Find a place that calls to you and there
Lie face down in the grass until you feel
Each plant alive with the mystery of beginnings.
Move in a circle until you discover an insect
Crawling with knowledge in its heart.
Examine a newborn leaf and find a map of a universe
So vast that only Eagles understand.
Observe the journey of an ant and imitate its path
Of persistence in a world of bigger things.
Borrow a cloud and drift high above the Earth,
Looking down at the smallness of your life.
The journey begins on a path made of your old mistakes.
The journey continues when you call the Earth by name.

Comments (1)

  • Meg | One Love Meg

    February 12, 2012 at 9:34 am

    just beautiful….

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